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Version 0.94.1, 30 December 2022

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Matthew Chapter 10

1And when he had called his twelve disciples, he gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out and to cure every sickness and every ailment. 2Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, 3Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the tax collector, James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus who is surnamed Thaddaeus, 4Simon the Kananite, and Judas Iscariot who for his part betrayed him. 5Jesus sent these twelve out, and he gave them orders and said, “Do not go off into the way of the Gentiles, and do not go into any city of the Samaritans, 6but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.’ 8Cure those who are ill, cleanse the lepers; cast out demons. You have received without charge; give without charge. 9Do not get gold or silver or bronze for your belts, 10nor a wallet for the way, nor two tunics, nor shoes, nor staffs, for the workman is worthy of his livelihood. 11And in whatever city or village you enter, make careful inquiries as to who is worthy in it, and stay there until you leave. 12And when you go into the house, greet those of it, 13and if the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14And as for whoever does not receive you or hear your words – come out of that house or city, and shake the dust off your feet. 15Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that city. 16You see, I am sending you as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be prudent like serpents and guileless like doves. 17But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to the Sanhedrin councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues, 18and you will be led to rulers and kings on account of me as a witness to them and the Gentiles. 19But when they deliver you up, do not be anxious about how or what you are to say, because what you will say will be given to you in that hour, 20for it is not you who speak, but the spirit of your father speaking in you. 21Furthermore, brother will deliver up brother to death, and father a child, and children will rise up against parents and will have them put to death, 22and you will be hated by everyone on account of my name, but it is he who endures to the end who will be saved. 23And when they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For truly I say to you, you will certainly not have completed going round the cities of Israel until the son of man comes. 24A pupil is not above the teacher, nor is a slave above his master. 25It is sufficient for the pupil that he becomes like his teacher, and the servant as his master. If they called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household! 26So do not fear them. For nothing is hidden which will not be revealed, or secret which will not become known. 27What I tell you in darkness, speak in daylight, and what you hear in your ear, proclaim from the rooftops, 28and do not fear those who kill the body, but who cannot kill the soul, but fear rather him who can destroy both the soul and the body in Gehenna. 29Are not two sparrows sold for an assarion? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your father's control. 30But even all the hairs of your head are numbered. 31So do not fear. You are worth more than many sparrows. 32So as for everyone who confesses me before men, I for my part will confess him before my father in the heavens. 33But as for whoever denies me before men, I in turn will deny him before my father in the heavens. 34Do not think I have come to bring peace on earth. I have not come to bring peace, but the sword. 35For I have come to set a man apart against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, 36and the enemies of the man will be those of his household. 37He who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and he who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me, 38and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39He who finds his life shall lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it. 40He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me. 41He who receives a prophet on the grounds of his being a prophet will receive the reward of a prophet, and he who receives a righteous man on the grounds of his being righteous will receive the reward of a righteous man. 42And whoever gives just a cup of cool water to drink to one of these little ones on the grounds of him being a disciple – truly I say to you – he certainly will not lose his reward.”

Reference(s) in Chapter 10: v.35 ↔ Micah 7:6 ● v.36 ↔ Micah 7:6.

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